The Atlantis Mini shares guts with the original Atlantis, but is of course smaller and also Lamzu has one of the points where the original Atlantis received some criticism.
As usual, we start with the specifications, which according to Lamzu themselves are the following:
All in all, fine specifications for a mouse in 2023.
A tour around the Lamzu Atlantis Mini
Lamzu has stuck to the packaging that they used for the original Atlantis and thus the Atlantis Mini comes in one of the nicest packagings I have received a mouse in. The details have really been thought of and there is even a small cloth bag included, so you can protect the mouse during transport, or just leave the accessories in it.
Lamzu Atlantis Mini comes with 100% PTFE skates in two versions, four small skates, which are fitted from the factory, Lamzu also includes two large skates if you prefer to use it, or for example have a very soft mouse pad, which can cause problems with small skates. As an added bonus, there is also a set of grips included, so if you don't feel that the coating on the mouse is grippy enough, you can attach the supplied grips. There is even a small sheet of dot skates included.
Where the original Atlantis was inspired by the shape of the Endgame Gear XM1, the Atlantis Mini is in many ways its own shape, because it is not just an Atlantis shrunk 10%. However, the Lamzu Atlantis Mini still has a high hump, but as the mouse feels both much shorter and much narrower than the original Atlantis, the hump is more apparent and the mouse feels significantly different in the hand. However, it is still reminiscent of a claw grip, the difference is probably best described as that where the original Atlantis leaned towards a relaxed claw grip, the Atlantis Mini clearly leans more towards aggressive claw grips. Unless, of course, you just have a small hand.
Impressively, Lamzu has managed to get the mouse down to 49 grams without filling it with holes. Just like on the original Atlantis, they have cut out the bottom of the mouse, this time even with a cut out for the wheel. All in all, the Lamzu Atlantis Mini is a nice mouse. I got it in white with turquoise/blue thumb buttons and scroll wheel, but it is also available in all black if you are more traditional.
The biggest criticism I had with the original Atlantis was that its skates were a bit small and should have ended close to the edge, because it could have a tendency to tilt a bit. It wasn't really a problem during use, but it would still have been nice to have a little more stability. Fortunately, Lamzu has fixed that on the Atlantis Mini, so that the cutout for the skates goes closer to the edge and, in fact, the Atlantis Mini has larger skates than the original Atlantis, if you put the two large skates on.
As far as I have been able to find out, Lamzu Atlantis is neither painted nor coated, and it is therefore also only available in a matte version. The surface has very good grip, so immediately Lamzu has chosen a very good material.
Atlantis comes with a very simple driver interface, which in its simplicity puts some of the bigger manufacturers to shame. The interface is easy to understand, the functions are easy to find your way around and you can even record macros if you are inclined to do so.
The profiles are saved directly on the mouse and there is no requirement to either install the driver or have it running in the background for the mouse to work. It is possible to set debounce on the buttons, choose how many DPI levels you want to use and DPI for each level, and at the same time you can choose both Polling Rate and LOD.
The design of the driver is in no way flashy or beautiful, perhaps on the contrary, but it offers the functions you would expect from a mouse driver, nothing more and nothing less. However, the driver reveals that Lamzu has not designed everything from the ground up, which makes good sense.
I have been using the Lamzu Atlantis Mini as my primary gaming mouse since over a long period of time. I've played really well with it and the Atlantis Mini has performed at least as well as the original Atlantis. Unfortunately, my hand is too big for me to be really comfortable with the mouse, but that should not detract from the test. Besides that, my 9-year-old ended up stealing it, so the small size is definitely a positive thing if you either prefer smaller mice yourself or have children who have a hard time finding mice that are small enough.
The Pixart 3395 is a state-of-the-art sensor and I have not experienced any performance problems with the Lamzu Atlantis Mini. The primary buttons are easy to actuate, regardless of where the button is pressed, they provide good feedback and have virtually no post or pretravel. The mouse wheel is light, with clearly defined steps and is one of the better ones I've tried on a gaming mouse, especially a lightweight mouse. The thumb buttons are also on the better end of the gaming/lightweight spectrum, but obviously not at the level of a high end productivity mouse. However, they are absolutely approved on a gaming mouse.
As I said, Lamzu Atlantis Mini weighs only 49 grams, which is not the lightest gaming mouse on the market, but it is still only 4 grams heavier than Ninjutso Sora, which is clearly the lightest mouse I have tested. However, the Lamzu Atlantis Mini feels more premium in the hand than the Ninjutso Sora does.
Lamzu promises up to 70 hours of battery life, and that matches very well with how often I've had to charge the mouse myself. The small LED indicator on the top of the mouse lights up red already at 25%, so you have plenty of notice to charge, so although I have of course also tested the mouse in wired mode, I have never been forced to play with the mouse in wired mode. Lamzu chose to angle the cable upwards from the USB-C connector, so that if you finally have to use the mouse in wired mode, you feel as little as possible about the cable and actually make the smaller size of the Atlantis Mini so that you don't feel the same way feel that the cable destroys the weight distribution that was experienced on the original Atlantis.
Lamzu have stuck with the same type of PTFE skates that the original Atlantis came with and that's only a positive thing because they are in my opinion fully on par with the best aftermarket PTFE skates and I've never felt like to switch to Corepads or similar, which is otherwise something I often do.
Lamzu Atlantis Mini is sold exclusively through MaxGaming in the EU and they have it in stock for 120$. It's actually a really good price when you consider what the Lamzu Atlantis Mini offers.
The Lamzu Atlantis Mini is a very good offer for a small claw grip mouse, which differs from the other products in the same category. Lamzu Atlantis Mini offers outstanding performance in a physically small size, which is also very reasonably priced. The Atlantis Mini has stuck to the positive notes that Lamzu set with their first mouse and at the same time has improved one of the few criticisms I had. The accessories and packaging are also top class, and not necessarily something you can expect in the price range.